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Chase Daniel (born October 7, 1986, in Southlake, Texas) plays quarterback for the University of Missouri Tigers in NCAA's college football tournament. Daniel was pushed into the limelight in 2006 after facing an unenviable task of replacing Missouri legend and record-setting quarterback Brad Smith in the playcalling role. The former EA Sports High School Player of the Year however stood up to the challenge and responded by setting records of his own while leading the Tigers to an 8-4 record and a trip to the Sun Bowl. His (true) sophomore year saw the Texas native earn second-team All-Big 12 honors from the league coaches after only being held down just twice to less than 200 yards passing while breaking the 300-yard mark four times in 13 games.
Chase, born to parents Bill & Vickie, has performed well not only in the playing field but also inside the classroom. Daniel, whose Academic interest lies in business finance, was a member of National Honor Society and a member of his school's student council for multiple years. When not playing football, he normally spends his time relaxing by playing video games.
The athletic Daniel, who was also a 1st-Team all-district pitcher/outfielder in baseball, and a member of his school's sprint relay team in track, wore Southlake Carroll's jersey during his high school days. Under coach Todd Dodge, Daniel played quarterback during his freshman year when his team went 9-1 then played as a wideout during sophomore season, when he was a part of a state championship squad that went unbeaten in 16 games. He was awarded 2nd-Team all-district honors as a wide receiver in 2002, after catching 53 passes for 675 yards but showed his remarkable skill as a playcaller during his last two seasons when he proved to be one of the best dual-threat QBs in the country. In his junior year, Daniel threw for 3,681 yards and 42 TDs while rushing for 1,529 yards and 18 TDs in leading Carroll to a 15-1 record and 5A runner-up showing, earning for himself 1st-Team all-state and 1st-Team all-district and all-area honors.
He however outdid himself during his final year after completing 298-of-461 passes for 4,617 yards and 49 TDs with only 14 interceptions, to go along his 1,425 rush yards on 248 carries for 21 scoring runs to lead his team to a perfect season (16-0) capped by a Class 5A state championship for his team. In addition, his school was also ranked no.1 in the nation and was awarded with a mythical national championship by numerous publications, including USA Today and Student Sports Magazine. His senior season earned him several awards, including EA Sports 1st-Team All-American (multipurpose), Parade All-American, 1st-Team all-state and 1st-Team all-district and all-area honors, enroute to being named as the 2004 EA Sports National High School Player of the Year. In four years of high school football, Daniel's team only lost twice in 58 games.
Daniel won the back-up quarterback job in the fall camp as a true freshman, playing behind Brad Smith. He saw action in ten of twelve games (did not play against New Mexico and Baylor) and got his share of playing time in preparation for future stints as Mizzou's starter. His best game in his rookie season came against Iowa State, relieving an injured Smith in the fourth quarter then leading the Tigers back from a ten-point deficit to a 27-24 overtime win. He wounded up with 185 passing yards on 16-of-23 passing with 1 TD. His first score in his collegiate career happened against Troy, a 1-yard plunge in the 4th quarter. He ended his true freshman year completing nearly 60% of his passes, going 38-of-66 for 347 yards and 1 TD, with 2 INTs to go along his 39 carries for 57 yards and a score.
As a first year starter, Daniel had to fill in the big shoes of Smith but willingly did so as he shattered MU single-season records for passing yards (3,527 - old mark was 2,436 by Jeff Handy in 1992), and passing TDs (28 - old mark was 18 by Terry McMillan in 1969), among many other records. In fact, in his first career start against Murray State, Daniel set the tone for his impressive season by passing for his first career 300-yard game while racking up a school-record 5 passing scores. He also broke Smith's season record for TDs responsible for, with 32, and total offense, with a record 3,906 yards of offense - his per-game average of 300.5 ranked 5th in the NCAA, the highest a Tiger has rated in that category since Bob Steuber was 3rd in the nation in total offense in 1942. Among his other awards include being named 2nd-Team All-Big 12 quarterback by league coaches, First Team All-Academic Big 12 Team, and bagging Big 12's offensive player of the week twice with wins over Murray State (320 yards, MU game-record 5 TDs) and Kansas (356 yards, 4 TDs). Daniel's season pass efficiency rating of 145.06 ranked 22nd in the NCAA, and was the 2nd-best in MU single season history (154.3 by Phil Johnson in 1990 is the record), and his career mark of 139.40 is currently the best in MU history. He also had 11 200-yard passing games on the year, which broke the old mark of 8 held by Kent Kiefer in 1990. Daniel closed out the season with big games against Kansas in the regular season finale and against Oregon State in the postseason bowl game. He achieved a career-high 356 passing yards and 4 TDs on 26-of-38 passing, including a career-long 74-yarder to WR Jared Perry against the Jayhawks while throwing for an MU bowl-record 330 yards and 2 TDs on just 16 completions (20.6 yards per completion) against the Beavers. He ended his sophomore year throwing for 3527 yards with a 63.5% completion rate and 28 touchdowns while leading Mizzou to 8 regular season wins for just the 10th time in school history.
Daniel is one of the 35 quarterbacks placed on the 2007 Manning Award watch list and has also been added to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. In the season-opener against Illinois, Daniel completed 37 of his season high 54 passing attempts (#2 in school history) for 359 yards and 3 touchdowns without an interception to lead the Tigers to a 40-34 win. In the road-opener at Mississippi the following week, he had 396 total yards (330 passing) and matched his career high of five touchdown passes on 31-of-42 completion (73.8%) in a 38-25 Mizzou win. He also established a school record four TD passes in a quarter (second period) against the Rebels. Against Western Michigan, he went 27-for-46 for 328 yards and two TDs, to go with 60 rushing yards on only 5 carries, including a career-long 39-yard rush and a 36-yard touchdown run as the Tigers massacred the Broncos, 52-24. On the downside, Daniel's streak of 254 passes without an interception, a Big 12 record, was halted in the second quarter of that game. Against Illinois State, he completed 21-of-34 passes for 294 yards and 3 TDs with two interceptions for the second straight game. His production raised his career passing yards total to over 5,000. Against Nebraska, he went 33-for-47 for his first 400-yard output of the season (401 yards, 4th-highest total in school history) and 2 TDs to go with season highs of 72 rush yards and 2 scoring runs in a 41-6 triumph. His effort against the Huskers was rewarded with an Offensive Player of the Week accolade from the league and an AT&T National POW honors. At No.6 Oklahoma, Daniel went 37-for-47 for 361 yards and a TD but had two interceptions, including a crucial one late in the game that led to a Sooner TD in the 31-41 Mizzou loss. Against #22 Texas Tech, Daniel only had a season low 19 pass attempts, completing 14 for 210 yards and a TD with an interception as the Tigers ripped the Red Raiders, 41-10. Against Iowa State, Daniel completed 28-of-37 passes for 250 yards and a TD with an interception to lead MU to a 42-28 win. At Colorado, he established a new career high of 421 passing yards while matching his personal best of five TD passes in the Tigers' 55-10 victory. He was named as the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his effort against the Buffaloes. Against A&M, he completed 27-of-35 passes for 352 yards and three TDs, including an 82-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin which stood as the longest play of the year for the Tigers and the longest pass play of Daniel's career in the 40-26 victory.
At Kansas State, Daniel went 28-of-41 for 284 yards and 4 TDs as MU defeated the Wildcats, 49-32. His four touchdown throws raised his career total to 59, passing the previous record of 56 established by Brad Smith. In the regular-season finale against rival Kansas, Daniel had a flawless performance, completing all but nine of his 49 pass attempts (40 connections a career high; 81.6% completion) for 361 yards and 3 TDs without a pick in a 36-28 victory. In a rematch with OU, with the Big 12 marbles at stake, Daniel was hounded by the Sooner defense as he was held to a regular season low 59% completion (23-of-39) for 219 yards and an interception in the disappointing 17-38 Mizzou loss. He was shut-out by the OU's passing D for just the second time in his 26 career starts, although he did score MU's only TD of the game on a four-yard run. In the 38-7 Cotton Bowl win over Arkansas, Daniel completed only 12 of his 29 passes for season lows of 41.4% and 136 yards as he was shut-out for the second straight game by the Razorback defense. Despite his poor finish, Daniel was in the running for several national awards, including the Davey O'Brien, Manning and Maxwell Awards, and the prestigious Heisman Trophy. At the season's conclusion, Daniel wound up breaking the school record with his 4,306 passing yards (5th in the nation) while amassing 4,559 yards of total offense, which was also a new school record.
In Mizzou's spring game, Daniel went 22-for-28 for 195 yards and two touchdowns with one interception to lead the offense to a victory. During the preseason, he was also listed as an early candidate for the Unitas and Maxwell awards and was named the Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player Of The Year as voted by the league media. In the season-opener against #20 Illinois, Daniel went toe-to-toe with counterpart Juice Williams, and although Daniel's 26-of-45 completion for 323 yards for 3 TDs and an INT failed to match Williams' stat line, Daniel's team won, 52-42. Against Southeast Missouri State the following week, Daniel had a season best 94.1% passing (16-of-17) for 245 yards and 3 touchdowns without an interception as the Tigers cruised to a 52-3 win. Against Nevada, Daniel posted his first 400-yard game of the season, completing 23 of his 28 passes for 405 yards and four TDs in the 69-17 rout. He was named as the O'Brien Quarterback of the Week for his performance vs. the Wolfpack. Against Buffalo, Daniel duplicated his feat and added another accolade for good measure, this time from the Big 12 office, after connecting on 36-of-43 passes for 439 yards and 2 TDs without a pick for the 3rd straight game, leading MU to a 42-21 victory. At Nebraska, he was 18-for-23 for 253 yards and 3 TDs with no interceptions as Mizzou notched another easy victory, 52-17. Against #17 Oklahoma State, the Cowboys staged an upset after forcing Daniel to a season high three interceptions, neglecting the QB's 390 passing yards on 39-of-52 completion. At top-ranked Texas, he completed 31-of-41 passes for 318 yards and 2 TDs with 1 INT as MU suffered a second-straight setback. He did score his first scoring run of the season in that loss to the Longhorns.
Against Colorado, he completed 83.8% of his passes (31-of-37) for 302 yards and a season high 5 TDs as Missouri shut the Buffaloes out, 58-0. Midway through the season, he was named a semifinalist for the O'Brien Award and was one of the recipients of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. At Baylor, Daniel threw two interceptions which nearly cost the Tigers the game as the Bears hung tough before losing, 31-28. He completed 30-of-38 passes for 318 yards and 3 TDs in that game. Against KSU, Daniel got intercepted more than once for the 3rd time in the season, finishing the game with 271 yards and 2 TDs on 24-of-36 passing in a 41-24 Missouri win. At Iowa State, he was 32-for-40 for 328 yards and 2 TDs in Missouri's 32-point blow-out. In the regular-season ending 37-40 loss to Kansas, he was held to 61% completion rate (25-of-41) for 288 yards and 4 TDs with 2 interceptions but rushed for a career high 103 yards on 9 carries. In the Big 12 title game rematch against OU, Daniel completed 27-of-43 passes for 255 yards and 3 TDs with a season high 10 rushing attempts as MU lost, 21-62. In his farewell game, Daniel threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Maclin in overtime as the Tigers rallied to beat Northwestern 30-23 in the Alamo Bowl. He finished the game completing 27-of-44 passes for 200 yards and 2 TDs but was picked off thrice by the Wildcat defense. With his production, Daniel ended his senior year with a single season total offense school record of 4,616 yards. He ends his stint at Missouri with 12,515 career passing yards (10th in the NCAA's all-time list), 101 career passing touchdowns (7th in the NCAA all-time list), and 13,486 career yards of total offense (7th in NCAA history).
|Taking Charge. CSTV features Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel with commentary from his coach and teammate.|
- Academic All-Big 12 First Team
- Big 12 Male Athlete Of The Year
- Big 12 Offensive Player Of The Week (vs. Buffalo)
- Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player Of The Year
- Big 12 Media Preseason All-Conference Team
- Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Preseason All-Big 12 Team
- Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
- CollegeFootballNews.com Midseason All-America Honorable Mention
- Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Semifinalist
- Draddy Trophy Finalist
- Johnny Unitas Award Finalist
- Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist
- Manning Award Finalist
- Maxwell Award Watch List
- National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award
- O'Brien Quarterback of the Week (vs. Nevada, vs. Buffalo)
- Wuerffel Trophy Finalist
- Academic All-Big 12 First Team
- All-Big 12 First Team (AP, Coaches)
- AP All-America Second Team
- Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 8, Nov. 5 & Nov. 26)
- Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (AP, Coaches)
- CollegeFootballNews.com's #2 Player in the Big 12
- CollegeFootballNews.com's #2 QB in the Big 12
- CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team
- Davey O'Brien Finalist
- Heisman Trophy Finalist
- Manning Award Finalist
- Maxwell Award Semifinalist
- Rivals.com All-Big 12 First Team
- Sports Illustrated All-America Honorable Mention
- The Sporting News All-America Second Team
- Walter Camp All-America Second Team
- Walter Camp Award Finalist
- 2nd-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
- Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (Associated Press)
- Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4 & Nov. 27)
- 1st-Team Academic All-District (ESPN The Magazine)
- 1st-Team Academic All-Big 12
- Team Offensive Back of the Year